Uniquely Detroit – Top 10 Large Venues

Story By: Meghan Simonie

With its deep history and beautiful landscapes, Detroit has always provided a unique backdrop for any special occasion. These specific venues deliver a little extra pizazz for any private event or wedding.

1 – Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Avenue

Capacity: 230 Plated, 500 Strolling, 1000 Standing

The Garden Theater is a unique space offering beautiful interior and exterior historical design fit for any type of occasion. The flexible 32,000-square foot space can accommodate a stage, buffet stations, and dance floors. Valet parking is available for all guests but there is also an option to self-park in a secured parking structure connected to the facility.

Detroit Opera House / Michigan Opera Theatre

2 – Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St

Capacity: 350 Plated, 700 Strolling

Considered a crown jewel of Detroit, the Detroit Opera House sits in the entertainment district of Detroit among other theaters, Ford Field, Comerica Park, and casinos. The historically beautiful architecture with deep Detroit culture provides a unique backdrop for any important event. The building sits next to a valet lot and across the street from the Herman Frankel Opera House Parking Center.

Waterview Loft at Port Detroit seating

3 – Waterview Loft at Port Detroit, 130 Atwater St

Capacity: 250 Plated, 450 Strolling

Sitting next to the gorgeous Detroit Riverfront, this exclusive dining space at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit features an expansive atrium, contemporary indoor conservatory, un upper-level loft, and spacious outdoor terrace. The dynamic ambience, entertainment, and fine cuisine are sure to impress any guest. Secure parking is available nearby with the option to provide valet service.

4 – The Eastern, Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St

Capacity: 700 Plated, 1500 Strolling

As a uniquely Detroit spot, The Eastern in Shed 3 of Eastern Market offers large open-air entertainment venue with an incredible backdrop. On-site parking is available.

5 – District 5, Eastern Market, 2463 Riopelle St

Capacity: 500 Plated, 900 Strolling

Located in Shed 5, District 5 in Eastern Market also offers a uniquely Detroit backdrop for indoor and outdoor events. Recently restored, this venue has been updated with a community kitchen, outdoor plaza, and enclosed commons room. Parking is available on-site.

6 – Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave

Capacity: 125 Plated, 2,000 Strolling

This location is ideal for a large strolling event, giving attendees the ability to socialize while taking in the history of Detroit. The entirety of the museum can be rented out allowing guests to celebrate permanent exhibits while in attendance. On-site parking is available for up to 80 vehicles with an additional valet service for up to 100 vehicles.

7 – Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive

Capacity: Marine Room (100-500), Palm River Room (125-800)

With years of experience and beautiful spaces, the Roostertail provides outstanding service, seamless planning, and the perfect ambiance for any event. Outdoor views of the city skyline and Detroit River bring some extra waterfront magic to any size gathering.

Fox Theatre

8 – Colony Club, 2310 Park Avenue

Capacity: 400 Plated, 800 Strolling

Centrally located in downtown Detroit, the Colony Club is a stunning and popular large event space for private events and weddings. The unique architecture and upscale design add some fancy flair to an event. Parking is available at the Fox Theater Garage directly behind the Colony Club building.

Gem Theatre

9 – Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Avenue

Capacity: 450 Plated, 500 Strolling

A more intimate large venue, the historic Gem Theatre is centrally located on Madison Avenue and provides a charming location for events and weddings. Parking is available at the Gem Theatre Garage located between the Gem Theatre and The Elwood Bar and Grill.

10 – The Whiskey Factory, 1000 Maple Street

Capacity: 200 Plated, 250 Strolling

This one-of-a-kind rustic/industrial space provides a truly unique experience for those whiskey and non-whiskey lovers alike. With vintage feels paired with Detroit history, this venue will deliver an unforgettable night. Onsite parking is available.

Whether looking for an intimate setting, spacious grand room, or breathtaking views, any of these large venues are sure to provide an unforgettable night that is uniquely Detroit.
Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    The Garden Theater
    3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
  2. 2
    Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre
    1526 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
  3. 3
    Waterview Loft at Port Detroit
    130 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48226
  4. 4
    Eastern Market
    Russell Street between Mack Avenue and Gratiot Avenue, 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207
  5. 5
    Detroit Historical Museum
    5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
  6. 6
    100 Marquette Drive, Detroit, MI 48214
  7. 7
    Gem Theatre
    333 Madison Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
  8. 8
    The Whiskey Factory
    1000 Maple St., Detroit, MI 48207
  9. 9
    Colony Club Detroit
    2310 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    (313) 463-4215